Usage – ways of dressing and others
After exploring the different factors that are involved in decorative development, some examples allow the evocation of the role and place that fabrics play in the social life, as marks of identity, such as elements of profane or religious rituals or as vectors of artistic expression.
The majority of decorated fabrics that enter into social rituals, or have a symbolic function with their patterns or colours, are mainly clothing but they can also have other profane or ceremonial uses.
Woman’s turban Vietnam, Ha Giang, Méo Vac, Yi (Lolo) Cotton (spun Z-twist), twisted silk thread Christine Hemmet Mission 71.19188.8.131.52
Cloth. Reserve dyeing by sewing stitches before and gathering on folded pleats (2 x 2) and by sewing on the pinch-pleated fabric in the shape of a star. Indigo dye. Three types of patterns are thus created : cobblestone and criss-crossed dotted lines and isolated butterfly patterns. Embroidery and fabric application complete the decoration. The turban is finished with knotted and twisted fringes. 320x30 cm